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Rabbi Arrested for Illegally Operating a Mikvah in Argentina

Three members of an Orthodox community in Buenos Aires were arrested for operating a mikvah, or ritual Jewish bath, after Argentina ordered all synagogues closed...

VIDEO: Director of Israeli Hatzalah, a EMS Service in Israel, is Ventilated in a Florida Hospital

Israeli emergency medical services leader in serious condition: Eli Beer, the director of Israeli Hatzalah, an EMS service in Israel, is ventilated in a...

Why Coronavirus is Rapidly Spreading in the Hasidic Community

A vicious rumor has been making the rounds: Hasidim are neglecting to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously because we are selfish. But as someone born...

The Jewish Case for Electing Joe Biden

Now that the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination in America is narrowing to a two-person race, the case for Joe Biden is even...

The Jewish Case for Electing Bernie Sanders

Last Thursday, a white supremacist blogger known for targeting Muslims was kicked out of a Bernie Sanders rally in Arizona after waving a Nazi...

Rally Remembers Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman on 5th Anniversary of his Death

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Alberto Nisman, the federal prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, was remembered...

10 Ways American Jewish Life Changed in the 2010s

NEW YORK (JTA) — All of the gloom and doom that many in the Jewish community have felt toward the end of this decade...

Jersey City Market Employee Was Killed After Helping Save Wounded Jewish Victim

(JTA) — Douglas Miguel Rodriguez, a 49-year-old father who died in the shooting at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, helped save a wounded...

My Jewish Learning Launches Talmud Study Project

(JTA) — My Jewish Learning is launching a Talmud study series to coincide with the renewal of the Daf Yomi cycle on Jan. 5. Sometimes...

New York State Accuses Town of ‘Systematic Effort’ to Bar Hasidic Residents

(JTA) — The attorney general in New York state has accused an upstate town of discrimination for its attempt to block a real estate...

34 Palestinians Killed, 58 Israelis Injured in Rocket Attacks from Gaza and Israel This Week

(JTA) — Fifty-eight Israelis were injured during the wave of rocket attacks fired by terror groups from Gaza this week. Thirty-four Palestinians, most of...

‘Schindler’s List’ Producer and Holocaust Survivor Branko Lustig Dead at 87

(JTA) — Branko Lustig, the Oscar-winning producer of the Holocaust film “Schindler’s List,” has died. Lustig died Thursday at his home in Croatia at the...

Argentina Asks Azerbaijan to Arrest Iranian Suspect in Jewish Center Bombing during Visit

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Argentina has asked Azerbaijan to arrest a high-level Iranian adviser to the country’s supreme leader in connection with the...

Argentina vs. Uruguay Soccer Match Scheduled for Tel Aviv Under BDS Attack

(JTA) — The soccer match between the national teams of Argentina and Uruguay scheduled to be held later this month in Israel is under...

Joe Biden: ‘Absolutely Outrageous’ to Use Israel Aid as Leverage

(JTA) — Presidential candidate Joe Biden says it would be a “gigantic mistake” to condition aid to Israel on stopping settlement expansion. The former vice...

Jacob Dolinger, Jewish Brazilian International Law Expert, Dies at 84

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) – Jacob Dolinger, one of Brazil’s most distinguished authorities on international law, who was Jewish, died in Israel. Dolinger, who died...

Father of Jewish Sandy Hook Victim Awarded $450,000 in Defamation Suit

(JTA) — The father of a Jewish boy killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School won a $450,000 judgment against the editor of a...

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Pledges $2.5 Million to ADL

(JTA) — Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer at Facebook, has pledged $2.5 million to the Anti-Defamation League to support anti-hate programs in Europe...

British Teacher Fired for Threatening to Send Jewish Students to Gas Chambers

(JTA) — A British elementary school teacher was fired after telling Jewish students that she would “ship them off to the gas chambers” if...

‘A Serious Man’ Came Out 10 Years Ago. Here’s What Rabbis Think of the Coen Brothers Film

BY STEPHEN SILVER (JTA) — It’s well known that the celebrated filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen come from a Jewish family in St. Louis...

German Synagogue Attacker Reportedly Admits to Receiving Anonymous Financial Support Online

(JTA) — The German man suspected of killing two people near a synagogue this week reportedly told German investigators that he received approximately $800...

Gunmen Kill Two in Attack on German Synagogue, Kebab Shop

(JTA) — At least two gunmen opened fire on a synagogue during Yom Kippur services and a kebab shop in Halle, a town in...

Inspiring Jews Who Died in 5779

(JTA) — The close of every year brings with it bittersweet reminders of the incredible figures we lost in the year that was. This year...

As Moscow Cracks Down on Protesters, Likud Launches Election Ad Campaign featuring Putin

JERUSALEM (JTA)- Israel’s ruling Likud Party has launched a new ad campaign featuring Russian President Vladimir Putin, coinciding with one of the Kremlin’s largest...

Argentina Takes Step Closer to Naming Hezbollah a Terrorist Group

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Argentina took a step closer to declaring Hezbollah a terrorist group. The government announced Tuesday that it was creating “a...

Mark Talisman, Champion of Key Law in Fight for Soviet Jewry, is Dead at 78

(JTA) — Mark Talisman, who as an aide to an Ohio congressman helped write and muster support for a key measure in the fight...

Former Forward Editor Jane Eisner is Named to New Post at Columbia Journalism School

(JTA) — Jane Eisner, who served as editor of the Forward newspaper until a sweeping staff cut in January, was named director of academic...

Musical Kaddish to be Performed for AMIA Jewish Center Bombing Victims

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Kaddish for the victims of the 1994 terrorist attack on the AMIA Jewish center will be held at the...

5 Years Ago, Naftali Fraenkel was Killed by Terrorists. His Mother Looks Back on a Journey From Grief to Joy.

JERUSALEM (JTA) — When her 16-year-old son Naftali went missing five years ago this month, along with two other Jewish teens who had last...

This Co-Working Space is a Jewish Take on WeWork

Written by Josefin Dolsten CHICAGO (JTA) — Walking into SketchPad, a visitor at first may think it’s no different than any number of popular co-working spaces...

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Aliza Marton’s Jewish Fine Art

Los Angeles artist Aliza Marton was raised in an artistic family. But after she got married, she focused on raising her own family and...

Israel Cordons Off Heavily Infected Orthodox Suburb

Israeli security forces cordoned off the city of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, and are enforcing a total lockdown there.

Palestinian Incitement Continues Unabated, Despite Israeli Assistance Regarding COVID-19

In just the last month alone, Israel transferred millions of shekels to the Palestinian Authority and has facilitated the entry of thousands of Palestinian...

Israeli Missile-Production Line Starts Churning Out Much-Needed Ventilators

“We are operating in a challenging time, and in a global ‘war’ to acquire the necessary components and fulfill our mission,” said Udi Kantor, CEDO of Inovytec.

Forgot How Good ‘The Prince of Egypt’ Is? Well, Now It’s On Hulu.

Social distancing and staying inside is hard. Thankfully, accessing good things to watch during this time is not. This is the first installation of...
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